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Ottawa. City Operations

Site: Ottawa - No Physical Address

Service: Solid Waste Services

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Contact Information
Office Phone 24 hours 3-1-1 ; 613-580-2400 ; select 1 for English or 2 for French ; select option 3 
Administration 613-580-2424
Toll Free Phone 1-866-261-9799
TTY Phone 613-580-2401
Fax 613-838-4388
Primary Contact Cameron Neale, Program Coordinator, Recycling and Material Diversion; Phone: 613-580-2424 ext 25102; Email:
Primary Executive Marilyn Journeaux, Director, Solid Waste Services; Phone: 613-580-2424 ext 21528; Email:
Address & Map
Nepean, ON
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Physical Access Not Applicable
Description & Services
Description (Service) Residents can dispose of their Household Hazardous Waste at any of the one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depots. Call or visit the website for time, date and location. 
Products accepted: Waste such as left-over oil based paints, pesticides, turpentine, aerosol containers, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, stains, wood preservatives, furniture stripper, barbecue starter, oven cleaner, window cleaner, disinfectants, used needles and syringes * Radioactive waste and explosive materials are not accepted 
Flares, bullets, explosive devices, ammunitions, firearms and fireworks can cause severe injury or death, and should not be thrown in your garbage. To dispose of these materials safely, contact Ottawa Police at 613-230-6211. Police will come and make sure all necessary safety precautions have been taken to dispose of these items. 
Take it Back! Program: More than 700 Ottawa retailers take back over 100 different products for recycling, reuse and/or proper disposal. These products include hazardous and household wastes such as expired medication, used needles and syringes, car batteries, motor oil, dry cleaner bags, clothes hangers, computers and components. For a complete list, call 3-1-1 or visit the website.
Hours Not specified
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Household hazardous Waste depots are only for residential waste. Only household quantities accepted (e.g. 25 paint cans or less). No commercial waste will be accepted. Depot staff make the final determination of types and quantities of waste accepted for disposal. For questionable materials and quantities please call the City in advance at 3-1-1.
Application Deliver waste contained and labelled.
Languages English ; French
Fees None - free for residential hazardous waste * residents of the City of Ottawa only
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Established 2000
Funding City / Town
Elections City Council is elected.
Date Updated 22 Jan 2020
Service Categories Recycling ; Refuse Disposal Services

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